OSLO — A person armed with a bow and arrow went on a rampage in a Norwegian city on Wednesday, killing and wounding a number of folks, the authorities mentioned.
The assault befell in Kongsberg, a city of 26,000 folks about 50 miles outdoors Oslo. A suspect was reported to be in custody.
“The knowledge we now have, this particular person carried out these actions alone,” the police chief, Oyvind Aas, informed reporters.
The assault started shortly after 6 p.m., when the assailant started making his manner by the middle of the city. Residents have been urged to hunt shelter inside. A half hour later, a suspect was in custody, the police mentioned.
Throughout the nation, the Norwegian police, who ordinarily aren’t armed, got authorization to hold weapons “because of the severe incident in Kongsberg,” the authorities mentioned in a press release late Wednesday. They described it as a precaution.
“The police presently don’t have any concrete indications that there’s a change within the menace degree within the nation,” the assertion mentioned.
The authorities didn’t instantly launch details about the suspect.
“It’s pure to think about if it’s a terror occasion,” Chief Aas mentioned at a information convention, including that it was “too quickly to say for certain what the person’s motivation is.”